Chapter 21. Production and Storage of Blood Components

  1. Michael F. Murphy MD, FRCP, FRCPath Professor Consultant Haematologist3,4 and
  2. Derwood H. Pamphilon MD, MRCPCH, FRCP, FRCPath Consultant Haematologist Honorary Clinical Reader5,6
  1. Rebecca Cardigan BSc, PhD Head1 and
  2. Lorna M. Williamson BSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPath Reader Medical Director1,2

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch21

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition

How to Cite

Cardigan, R. and Williamson, L. M. (2009) Production and Storage of Blood Components, in Practical Transfusion Medicine, Third Edition (eds M. F. Murphy and D. H. Pamphilon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311761.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 4

    NHS Blood and Transplant and Department of Haematology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

  3. 5

    NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK

  4. 6

    Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    NHS Blood and Transplant, Cambridge, UK

  2. 2

    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181969

Online ISBN: 9781444311761



  • fresh frozen plasma (FFP);
  • centrifugation;
  • whole-blood donation;
  • quality monitoring;
  • leucocyte depletion;
  • HLA alloimmunisation;
  • cytomegalovirus;
  • transfusion-transmitted CMV;
  • red cells


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Whole blood and its processing to components

  • Leucocyte depletion of blood components

  • Platelet concentrates

  • Fresh frozen plasma

  • Cryoprecipitate and cryosupernatant

  • Components for intrauterine transfusion and for neonates and infants

  • Key points

  • Further reading